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Japan's Real National Security Challenge -- and What It Means For America

Aki Peritz | Posted 11.11.2014 | World
Aki Peritz

Tokyo's greatest national security challenge isn't actually Beijing or Pyongyang. Rather, it's the rapidly aging population that seriously undermines Japan's long-term ability to adequately protect itself.

Increasing Latino Vote Spells Trouble for Republican Candidates in 2016

Randy Borntrager | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics
Randy Borntrager

There are few bright spots for Democrats in last week's elections, but the potential power of the Latino vote, given the proper resources and respect, remains a critical ingredient in future victories.

Is Bipartisanship Possible?

Bob Burnett | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Voters in many communities continue to be subjected to wave after wave of negative political ads. The obvious solution is to take big money out of politics, but another tactic would be to promote bipartisanship, to somehow dispel the rancor between Democrats and Republicans. Is bipartisanship possible? Or is the U.S. too polarized?

Traits of a Millennial

Greg Jacobs | Posted 10.30.2014 | New York
Greg Jacobs

While Millennials are low on the totem pole for now, we are more connected and better educated than any generation in the history of this country. Here are a few traits I find in myself as well as the millions of other Millennials across this nation that distinguish us from the pack.

Being Obese Almost As Costly As Not Going To College

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.09.2014 | Business

Being overweight has heavy financial implications. Obese 18-year-old men will earn 18 percent less over their a lifetime than those of a normal wei...

Republicans, Try Progression -- Not Suppression

Courtney McKinney | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Courtney McKinney

To remain relevant, Republicans must reach people in America now, not the people who lived here in the past. The current brand of conservatism may have worked for people historically (or not), but that was then, we need to progress to now.

The Next Great Generation: Gen Z

Sherry Chris | Posted 11.24.2014 | HuffPost Home
Sherry Chris

Home is a place of safety, togetherness and stability for people, and teens are no exception. Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate surveyed Gen Z teens at a time when home is the center of their lives and a refuge from the pressures of being a teenager in today's world.

Bruce Levenson and His Fellow Oppressors

Kim Kane | Posted 11.08.2014 | Sports
Kim Kane

Atlanta Hawks controlling owner Bruce Levenson has announced he will sell the team after self-reporting a racially charged email sent in 2012.

For Japan, Policy So Far Is Too Little Too Late

Milton Ezrati | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Milton Ezrati

By 2030, Japan will have less than two people of working age for each retiree. If left unaddressed, such a lopsided mix of producers and consumers will bankrupt Japan's pension system and assure a stunted pace of growth.

The Demographic Threat to the Market

Milton Ezrati | Posted 10.05.2014 | Business
Milton Ezrati

Low birth rates over the last few decades will slow the flow of young people into the workforce just as the retirement of the baby boom and increasing longevity will enlarge the proportion of dependent retirees.

Growing Older -- Better than the Alternative!

Terry Savage | Posted 09.26.2014 | Money
Terry Savage

If you're growing older, you're not alone. Some sobering statistics from the U.S department of Health and Human Services highlight the explosive growth of the elderly population in America.

We Are Not White

J. Mijin Cha | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
J. Mijin Cha

Politically speaking, the high level of social acceptance and privilege that comes with being Asian-American is ultimately dangerous because it sets up a false notion of who we really are. For starters, we are not white.

Kids in the Middle: Media's Unique Roles for Children of Immigrants

David Kleeman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Media
David Kleeman

Months ago, PlayCollective and the Children's Media Association produced an exchange between industry executives and academics on "bridging the gap" between these fields, toward incorporating research insights into media content for kids.

Broadcasting Without Borders: American (Indian) Pie

Yvonne Russo | Posted 09.15.2014 | Media
Yvonne Russo

Having worked as a film/television producer for 17 years, I'm fascinated, almost feverishly obsessed with the radical changes in the entertainment industry. Confabs like these are to me what Vidcon is to YouTubers.

Immigration Reform for the Long Run

Milton Ezrati | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Milton Ezrati

The chaos on the border screams the nation's urgent need for immigration reform. Hopefully, Washington will act, for humanitarian as well as security reasons, and perhaps also to satisfy the country's understandable yearning for coherent law.

Future of Soccer in the US

Stephen Palacios | Posted 09.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Stephen Palacios

My 15-year-old son called last night from Costa Rica where he is spending two weeks. Lucky for him, his visit coincided with Costa Rica beating Greece in the World Cup. He described how everyone was glued to the set, shaking, crying and ultimately exploding in joy.

Supreme Court's Lack of Religious Diversity

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Since religion is a big part of the worldview of any adherent, it doesn't seem too much to ask that future presidents at least consider a wider range of religious diversity when considering equally-acceptable candidates to the highest court in the land.

It's Time to Invest in the Boomer Boom

Peter Hubbell | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Peter Hubbell

It has finally happened. The smart money is staking a claim on the aging space as the economic impact and implications of an aging Baby Boom generation are becoming more apparent everyday.

We Can Make the Future Come Faster in the South

Ben Jealous | Posted 08.19.2014 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

Doing the work to register voters in the South will take our collective time, treasure and dedication. But it is crucial, and it can make the future come faster than many people think.

Israel: The Danger From Within

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 08.11.2014 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The Israeli public, more so than their misguided political leaders, must wake up to this fateful reality and decide what kind of future to chart for themselves and for future generations.

#AOLBUILD Hosts theSkimm's Co-Founders

AOL BUILD | Posted 08.06.2014 | Media
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD QUOTE OF THE SESSION "One of our readers said it best, 'I can get behind a business that respects brunch.'" -- theSkimm co...

Are Latinos Really Turning White?

Manuel Pastor | Posted 07.29.2014 | Latino Voices
Manuel Pastor

Writing for The New York Times, Nate Cohn recently reported that more Hispanics are identifying as white. That's interesting (and colorful), to be sure. But as I often tell my data staff, when you discover a surprising fact, you could be on to something -- but you could also just be wrong.

Majority Of Americans Don't See Obama As Black

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 04.16.2014 | Black Voices

There's no doubt that demographics are changing in America. Neighborhoods all over the country are gentrifying and the average American is no longer b...

The Upside Down Wonderland of Racism

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Is the United States now a "colorblind" society? Or even more importantly, should the United States be a "colorblind/race-blind" society? The very notion of "race-blindness" is deeply problematic.

More Housing in NYC Can Change National and Global Politics

Nathan Newman | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics
Nathan Newman

MORENYC has the potential to have a high impact across the issues of importance to progressives, while increasing the political strength of progressives as a political force as well.